Police are pleading with citizens to stop circulating photographs of the bodies of the mother and her two daughters who were hacked to death in Hanover on Wednesday. A man is now in custody in connection with the incident that has sent shockwaves throughout the nation.
In the meantime, pictures of the bodies are being shared on several social media platforms, which the police have expressed their concerns about.
“We have received reports that a number of individuals have been circulating the photos of the bodies of the mother and the daughters via social media and not only is it disturbing, but it also places family members of the deceased in further distress,” the police said.
Meanwhile, the Green Island Police say they have stepped up their probe into the case.
Reports are that about 7:00 a.m., 38-year-old Adanique Cunningham of Dixon Wharf and her two children, Jayanna Coote seven-year-old and four-year-old Shanique Coote, visited the children’s father when it is alleged that both parents got in an argument.
Angered, the father used a machete to chop Cunningham and the two children several times. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The police were alerted and the suspect was accosted and taken into custody. His identity is being withheld pending further investigation.